Plane Till

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Here is my latest project. A nice little wall hung plane till.

Construction is 5/8” baltic birch plywood. The sides are joined to the back with a rabbet joint, glue and nails. The shelves are glued and nailed in. The plane spacers are nailed in, and the hangers for the planes are screwed. Very simple joinery for this shop project. The hanger design is based off of Mattias Wendel’s design, with the only captive part being at the top and the planes hanging straight up and down (no angled face on the till). The space at the bottom I will eventually put some little trays in to hold the router plane and some small parts and accessories.

This was also the first project that I did with no pre-set plan at all. I just started laying things out and cutting as I went. That was a big hurdle for me, as I am a HUGE planner in general.

You can watch me work through the design in this video:

I’ve also got a VLOG type video here, summarizing my through process for selecting the joints.

Thanks for looking!

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#1 posted 01-30-2017 03:44 PM

That’s a nice collection of planes in that till. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 01-30-2017 03:47 PM

Looks useful and effective . . . . and you wisely left room for expansion. ;-)

-- - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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Steve Preslar

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#3 posted 01-30-2017 09:07 PM

Nice work, and tools!

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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#4 posted 01-31-2017 03:02 AM

Hey Brian, I’m looking for a spokeshave, what brand do you recommend? Nice job on the plane till.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 01-31-2017 03:25 AM

Thanks for the comments guys!


I have only seen the Kunz brand in person besides the Veritas. The Veritas is a very fine tool and if you spring for it you won’t be disappointed. The other one seemed to have a much poorer fit and finish but it was also a lot cheaper. So depending on your use it may be OK.

If you don’t plan to do inside curves, a flat bottom would be better than the round bottom like mine. I needed the round for the inside curves but it does have a bit of a learning….um…curve.


-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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